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Retithrips syriacus
(black vine thrips)

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Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips)

Summary

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  • 16 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Retithrips syriacus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • black vine thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Pictures

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Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
TitleLarvae
CaptionRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
Copyright©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
LarvaeRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
TitleLarvae
CaptionRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
Copyright©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
LarvaeRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
TitleLarvae
CaptionRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
Copyright©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
LarvaeRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
TitleLarvae
CaptionRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
Copyright©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0
Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.
LarvaeRetithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Larvae sucking sap from a leaf, note the small grey dots from the insertion of stylets and the shiny black dots of excrement. Hogla, Central, Israel. June 2009.©Eran Finkle/via Flickr - CC BY 2.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Retithrips syriacus (Mayet)

Preferred Common Name

  • black vine thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Dictyothrips zanoniana Del Guercio
  • Heliothrips syriacus Mayet
  • Retithrips aegyptiaca (R. aegyptiacus) MARCHAL
  • Retithrips aegyptiacus Marchal
  • Stylothrips bondari Morgan

International Common Names

  • English: castor thrips

EPPO code

  • RETTSY (Retithrips syriacus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Thysanoptera
  •                         Family: Thripidae
  •                             Genus: Retithrips
  •                                 Species: Retithrips syriacus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2022

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Fruiting stage, Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / abnormal shape
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / lesions: scab or pitting
Fruit / reduced size
Inflorescence / internal feeding
Inflorescence / lesions; flecking; streaks (not Poaceae)
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / frass visible
Leaves / internal feeding
Leaves / necrotic areas

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Geocoris ochropterus Predator
Metaseiulus occidentalis Predator

References

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Ananthakrishnan, T. N., Gopichadran, R., Gurusubramanian, G., 1992. Influence of chemical profiles of host plants on the infestation diversity of Retithrips syriacus. Journal of Biosciences, 17(4), 483-489. doi: 10.1007/BF02720103

Elimem M; Navarro-Campos C; Chermiti B, 2011. First record of black vine thrips, Retithrips syriacus Mayet, in Tunisia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 41(2):174-177. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2338

Etienne, J., Ryckewaert, P., Michel, B., 2015. Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) of Guadeloupe and Martinique: updated check-list with new information on their ecology and natural enemies. Florida Entomologist, 98(1), 298-304. doi: 10.1653/024.098.0148

Hamodi AAF; Abdul-Rassoul MS, 2004. Keys for identification of genera and species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from middle of Iraq. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum, 10(2):9-37.

Hamon, A. B., Edwards, G. B., 1994. Thrips (Thysanoptera) new to Florida: 1. Thripidae: Panchaetothripinae. In: Entomology Circular (Gainesville) , (No. 365) . Gainesville; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA: Division of Plant Industry.2 pp.

Ibrahim, M. M. A., 2017. Influence of host plants, temperature and relative humidity on occurrence and population dynamic of black vine thrips, Retithrips syriacus Mayet at El Qassaseen district, Ismailia Governorate. Egyptian Journal of Agricultural Research, 95(2), unpaginated. http://www.arc.sci.eg/ejar/Front/IssueDetails.aspx?Number=2&Volume=95&year=2017

Lal, S. S., Pillai, K. S., 1980. Efficacy of certain pesticides in the control of thrip Retithrips syriacus on cassava. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 8(1), 29-35.

Medina-Gaud, S., Franqui, R. A., 2001. Retithrips syriacus (Mayet), the black vine thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Thripidae) new to Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 85(1/2), 85-89.

Sarma, A. K., Singh, M. P., Singh, K. I., 2005. Studies on insect-pests of castor in the agro-ecosystem of Manipur. Journal of Applied Zoological Researches, 16(2), 164-165.

Tillekaratne, K., Edirisinghe, J. P., Gunatilleke, C. V. S., Karunaratne, W. A. I. P., 2011. Survey of thrips in Sri Lanka: a checklist of thrips species, their distribution and host plants. Ceylon Journal of Science, Biological Sciences, 40(2), 89-108. http://www.sljol.info/index.php/CJSBS/article/view/3926

Zanuncio Junior, J. S., Martins, D. dos S., Fornazier, M. J., Ventura, J. A., Queiroz, R. B., Pinent, S. M. J., Zanuncio, J. C., 2016. Thrips species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Brazilian papaya (Brassicales: Caricaceae) orchards as potential virus vectors. Florida Entomologist, 99(2), 314-317. doi: 10.1653/024.099.0228

Distribution References

Bastos J A M, Flechtman C H W, Figueiredo R W de, 1979. Contribution to knowledge of the pests of Ceara rubber. (Subsidios para o conhecimento das pragas da manicoba.). Fitossanidade. 3 (1/2), 45-46.

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Devkant Singha, Kaomud Tyagi, Vikas Kumar, 2016. New distributional records of thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from Odisha state of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. 116 (2), 191-195.

Elimem M, Navarro-Campos C, Chermiti B, 2011. First record of black vine thrips, Retithrips syriacus Mayet, in Tunisia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 41 (2), 174-177. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2338 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2338.2011.02461.x

Etienne J, Ryckewaert P, Michel B, 2015. Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) of Guadeloupe and Martinique: updated check-list with new information on their ecology and natural enemies. Florida Entomologist. 98 (1), 298-304. DOI:10.1653/024.098.0148

Hamodi A A F, Abdul-Rassoul M S, 2004. Keys for identification of genera and species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from middle of Iraq. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum. 10 (2), 9-37.

Hamodi A A F, Abdul-Rassoul M S, 2008. Keys for identification for genera and species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from middle of Iraq. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum. 10 (3), 29-35.

Hamon A B, Edwards G B, 1994. Thrips (Thysanoptera) new to Florida: 1. Thripidae: Panchaetothripinae. In: Entomology Circular (Gainesville), Gainesville; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA: Division of Plant Industry. 2 pp.

Ibrahim M M A, 2017. Influence of host plants, temperature and relative humidity on occurrence and population dynamic of black vine thrips, Retithrips syriacus Mayet at El Qassaseen district, Ismailia Governorate. Egyptian Journal of Agricultural Research. 95 (2), unpaginated. http://www.arc.sci.eg/ejar/Front/IssueDetails.aspx?Number=2&Volume=95&year=2017

Lal S S, Pillai K S, 1980. Efficacy of certain pesticides in the control of thrip Retithrips syriacus on cassava. Indian Journal of Plant Protection. 8 (1), 29-35.

Medina-Gaud S, Franqui R A, 2001. Retithrips syriacus (Mayet), the black vine thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Thripidae) new to Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 85 (1/2), 85-89.

Sarma A K, Singh M P, Singh K I, 2005. Studies on insect-pests of castor in the agro-ecosystem of Manipur. Journal of Applied Zoological Researches. 16 (2), 164-165.

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

Tillekaratne K, Edirisinghe J P, Gunatilleke C V S, Karunaratne W A I P, 2011. Survey of thrips in Sri Lanka: a checklist of thrips species, their distribution and host plants. Ceylon Journal of Science, Biological Sciences. 40 (2), 89-108. http://www.sljol.info/index.php/CJSBS/article/view/3926

Zanuncio Junior J S, Martins D dos S, Fornazier M J, Ventura J A, Queiroz R B, Pinent S M J, Zanuncio J C, 2016. Thrips species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Brazilian papaya (Brassicales: Caricaceae) orchards as potential virus vectors. Florida Entomologist. 99 (2), 314-317. http://www.bioone.org/loi/flen DOI:10.1653/024.099.0228

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